Unnamed (east of Snag Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 62.2497
Longitude -141.4502
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer(?) prospect is on the alluvial fan at the northwest end of the mountains, north of the east fork of Snag Creek. It is at an elevation of about 3,400 feet, about 1 mile east of Snag Creek. The prospect is in the SE1/4 of section 35, T. 6 N., R. 21 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-76 (unpublished data) and the coordinates of this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this prospect. There are two patented mining claims (Mineral Survey MS1552) and they are assumed to have been located for placer gold. Bedrock in the area is part of the Jurassic or Cretaceous Nutzotin Mountains sequence of marine clastic sedimentary rocks (Richter, 1976).
Geologic map unit (-141.452342472348, 62.2493736453601)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a?
Age of mineralization Quaternary?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface prospecting and deposit evaluation has occurred here.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The prospect is in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.

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